What would you do if your child said they were gay??

February 4, 2007 1:08pm CST
most people dont mind gay people, but wouldnt want their children to be gay. a friend of mine recently got approached by his son, and his son told him he was gay. at first the father denied it and assumed it was just a "phase" but once it settled in he accepted it. how would you react if your child turned out to be gay?
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• United States
4 Feb 07
I would say, "Yea, and? You want a cookie?".
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4 Feb 07
very open minded, and im sure the cookie would go down a treat lol!
4 Feb 07
lol yeah a cookie always solves everything :)
4 Feb 07
I would be proud of them and let them know i am there to support them as they would need it in this very day as long as there happy i'm happy for them xxx good topic
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4 Feb 07
it seems so far everyone would be supportive. good to hear.
4 Feb 07
yes i see that and theres always someone to discuss it with on here tc xx
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4 Feb 07
yes, there are usually people on here willing to discuss almost anything, and offer their opinion!
@phorie (21)
• Australia
5 Feb 07
I imagine the response to be something like, 'that's nice dear. have you cleaned your room like i asked you?'
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5 Feb 07
alot like the first reply to this discussion then. :)
@wenkinnoc (483)
5 Feb 07
I dont have children. I would be a little disappointed that I wouldnt have grandchildren, but I would love all my children, and could never turn m back on them. Being gay, if that is the way my son chooses to live his life, and that makes him happy, then my only fear for him would be to find a loving, devoted and commited partner. And that they are both happy with one another.
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5 Feb 07
thats a good point about grandchildren, hadn't thought about that...
• United States
5 Feb 07
I would be okay with it. I'd accept my child still if they were gay. I'm sure there are lots of parents out there who would turn their backs on their children. Do you ever watch The War At Home? Their child's friend told his parents he was gay, and his parents kicked him out. I'm sure that is not uncommon.
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5 Feb 07
i agree, im sure there are parents like that, and its not right, you should love for your children no matter what! no i cant say ive seen that show.
• United States
5 Feb 07
I think I would be okay with it, they are my kids and I love them unconditionally. It was when their father came out of the closet that I lost it.
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5 Feb 07
well thats a lil different. i cant imagine what that would be like :(
• United States
4 Feb 07
If my child came to me and said they were gay, at first I would probably be mad. After getting over that, I would have to accept it. I have many gay friends and they are all very nice and have been better friends to me than my straight friends. Their parents accept it, and I would also.
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5 Feb 07
i think this would be the most common reaction, but probably not anger and more like shock.
• India
4 Feb 07
Try to carry out a campaign for awareness
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4 Feb 07
how do u mean exactly?
@apky12 (775)
• United States
5 Feb 07
To be honest, it wouldn't be my first choice for him just because I think it would be a harder life for him b/c society isn't so accepting. I wouldn't care though. You love who you love. I feel that you can't help who you love and as a parent you need to love and accept your child and their decisions in life. You might not always agree with everything but they are their own person.
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@katan22 (327)
• Philippines
5 Feb 07
If my son told me that he's gay, I will probably tell him to think about it first, and that maybe he is just confused or something but if he really is gay, then I will accept him for who he is since he is my son.
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@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
4 Feb 07
Well hopefully my child would already know that it wouldn't matter to be whether they were straight or not, and that they could tell me without fear or worry..:)
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• Romania
6 Feb 07
I would talk to him and if i get no result i send him to street. ( joking) If i get no result from talking, i let him be in his way.